The last days I spent in Switzerland for an examination of my Achiless tendon from which I have suffered since July this year. Although I did a full running break and tried many different therapy methods after WOC in August I haven’t managed to get rid of the problems yet. This was the reason why I recently decided to visit Dr. Segesser in the “Rennbahnklinik” in Basel. My coach Andre Kwiatkowski who has also been in pain due to the same injury for years should accompany me. But before my examination I looked in at a good friend of mine next to Bern. I really appreciated the beautiful surrounding, the historical city and the friendly atmosphere in the family.
On Monday I moved further to Basel where I met my coach, together we were checked by Dr. Segesser and his team. At first we did several biomechanical tests, then he checked the
magnetic resonance images and looked at my feet on his own. The diagnosis was quite clear: the ligaments that are used for the toes extensor/flexor irritate the nerves on both sides and that has probably caused the pain. The solution for this problem, according to Dr. Segesser, might be an operation to separate ligament and nerve. This would cause a running break of some 3 or 4 weeks. If I do this, I’ll decide as soon as possible when I’ve got the estimated costs from the Rennbahnklinik.
Anyway the orienteering season 2007 ended with the victory in the national ranking due to some very strong competitions in the first part of the year so that I have the title of the most constant runner of the year without having participated in any competition in the second part.